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Archive for Monday, February 25, 2008

Also from February 25

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
War games Oscar winners
Podcasts
Polls
Were you ever bullied in school?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
66%
No.
 
25%
No, I was the bully.
 
8%
Total 339
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Brad Ballard works on a gear cutter on the machine floor Wednesday at Sauer-Danfoss in the East Hills Business Park. Sauer-Danfoss, which makes transmissions, is participating in the Douglas County Manufacturing Certificate Program, which combines education and real-world experience to help give workers a leg up in the industry. Program helps students find a path in workplace
February 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The folks at Sauer-Danfoss make transmissions - big ones - for off-road construction equipment and oversized mowers. Beginning late this spring, an innovative new program will mix vocational scholarship with hands-on work, all designed to give prospective full-time employees the best chance to succeed at Sauer-Danfoss, Berry Plastics or any other manufacturing operation. The real work and real learning also will give participants a real chance to land what many people really want: a solid job.
12:00 p.m.
Ft. Leavenworth students also used maps on the walls to help make decisions on deployment using scenarios from Iraq and Afghanistan. High-tech war games put premium on readiness
February 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Army Maj. Jake Peterson pondered his next steps after his armored battalion led the capture of a communications center and road network. That victory came at a price. The battalion, one of two under Peterson’s command, took a beating. “They threw everything they had at it,” Peterson said of the enemy troops trying to protect what maps on his computer screen labeled Objective Bravo. “That unit was rendered combat ineffective.”
4:00 p.m.
Shakespeare unmasked
February 25, 2008 in print edition on 1C
“Twelfth Night,” as William Shakespeare wrote it, has a lot of twists and turns. People aren’t who they appear to be. Subplots abound. Jocelyn Buckner, a doctoral student at Kansas University, loves the play. But she wanted to make it more relevant for today - and to give it a social relevancy that may be somewhat controversial.
10:00 p.m.
Sachi Botner, 20, counts her tips Monday at La Familia, 733 N.H., where she and most waiters are paid the state minimum wage, $2.65 per hour. Coalition takes pay battle local
February 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Advocates for the working poor are under no illusions. They don’t expect much help from the Legislature in raising Kansas’ state minimum wage, which at $2.65 an hour is the lowest in the nation and hasn’t increased in 20 years.

All stories

6Sports video: Jackson, Stewart travel to be with families
February 25, 2008
Every Division I college basketball team has suffered at least one on-the-court loss this season. But this week the Kansas hoops family is dealing with losses of a different kind.
6News video: Coal plant bill reaches legislative negotiators
February 25, 2008
Legislative negotiators hold their first talks today on a bill that would allow two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
6News video: KidCast
February 25, 2008
Tonight’s KidCast is brought to you by Travis Barfield.
6News video: Board tells schools to implement bullying prevention plans
February 25, 2008
School board members hear a proposal tonight that expands bullying prevention plans to all Lawrence Public Schools.
6News video: Shelter leaders propose new location, rezoning
February 25, 2008
The search is on for a new site for the city’s largest homeless shelter, and now leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter are asking city commissioners for some help.
6News video: Cosby sentencing delayed
February 25, 2008
After waiting nearly four years and sitting through two trials, family and friends of a man shot and killed inside a south Lawrence apartment will have to wait another week for justice.
6News video: Overturned truck delays traffic
February 25, 2008
An overturned truck on Highway 24-59 north of Lawrence this morning leads to some traffic headaches.
6News video: County looks to take over redevelopment project
February 25, 2008
Douglas County commissioners are eager to clear the way for redevelopment at the former Farmland property on the east edge of Lawrence.
6News video: Linwood girl shot, in critical condition
February 25, 2008
A Linwood family is praying for miracle as their daughter fights for her life. Five-year-old Katherine Cook remains in critical condition tonight after she was shot in the head over the weekend. 6News reporter Cory Smith has more.
6News video: Kansas tobacco company asks smokers to protest tax
February 25, 2008
RJ Reynolds, the state’s second-largest tobacco company, sent an e-mail to Kansas smokers today, encouraging them to attend a rally next month in protest of a proposed cigarette tax increase. 6News reporter Jesse Fray explains why they may be wasting their time.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie girls fly past Atchison
February 25, 2008
The Tonganoxie girls are a 2 seed in the Holton bracket. The Lady Chieftains crushed Atchison in round one.
6Sports video: BLHS ladies pass first sub-state challenge
February 25, 2008
It’s sub-state basketball week around the area, and tonight belongs to the 4A ladies. In the Spring Hill bracket, the top-seeded Basehor-Linwood Bobcats knocked off DeSoto 66-36.
6Sports video: Self rooting for the Wildcats tonight
February 25, 2008
Tonight the Kansas State Wildcats can do the Hawks a huge favor: the ‘Cats host Texas on Big Monday. Should Michael Beasley and company knock off the Longhorns, Kansas and Texas would both have three losses in the conference.
6Sports video: Lady Cardinals roll Bishop Ward
February 25, 2008
The number 2 seed in the Spring Hill sub-state: Eudora High. The 17-3 Lady Cardinals topped Bishop Ward tonight.
6Sports video: Spring high school sports kick off
February 25, 2008
While winter sports wind down, spring sports are just firing up. Today marks day one for spring high school sports practices.
Coalition takes pay battle local
Proponents of higher state minimum wage look to cities to help workers
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A1
Advocates for the working poor are under no illusions. They don’t expect much help from the Legislature in raising Kansas’ state minimum wage, which at $2.65 an hour is the lowest in the nation and hasn’t increased in 20 years.
Appleton has aspirations of NCAA crown at Kansas
February 25, 2008
Tyrone Appleton, whose Midland (Texas) College basketball team has already won one junior college national championship and is a contender to repeat this year, has decided to attend Kansas University with one goal in mind - an NCAA crown.
KU draws sixth ‘08 commitment with PG Appleton
February 25, 2008
The Kansas University men’s basketball program on Monday received its sixth commitment for the 2008-09 season. It comes in the form of junior college point guard Tyrone Appleton. The 6-foot-3 Appleton, who is a sophomore at Midland (Texas) CC, chose KU over Iowa State and Kentucky.
6News Now: Overturned truck disrupts traffic on U.S. Highway 24-59
February 25, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, an overturned truck on Highway 24-59 north of Lawrence caused trouble this morning, and the latest on a five-year-old girl who was shot over the weekend.
Oread Avenue now reopen
11:17 a.m., February 25, 2008 Updated 12:24 p.m.
Oread Avenue between 12th and 13th streets has reopened.
Truck driver treated after accident on U.S. 24-59 north of Lawrence
11:13 a.m., February 25, 2008 Updated 11:52 a.m.
A Fowler, Colo., man was hospitalized after he lost control of his tractor-trailer shortly after 6:30 this morning.
Pump patrol
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.98 at several locations.
Phillies’ Lidge out 3-6 weeks
Red Sox give skipper 3-year extension
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B4
While the Philadelphia Phillies could be without injured closer Brad Lidge on opening day, the Boston Red Sox plan to keep manager Terry Francona around for years to come.
KU baseball finishes with a bang
Jayhawks fall, 4-3, then rally for 16-4 victory over Hawaii-Hilo
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B3
No trip to Hawaii would be complete without souvenirs for the folks back home. Though it lost a series to Hawaii-Hilo for the first time in six tries, Kansas University’s baseball team did manage to bring something other than a nice tan back to Lawrence.
Shakespeare unmasked
KU production revamps gender roles, sets play in New Orleans
February 25, 2008 in print edition on C1
“Twelfth Night,” as William Shakespeare wrote it, has a lot of twists and turns. People aren’t who they appear to be. Subplots abound. Jocelyn Buckner, a doctoral student at Kansas University, loves the play. But she wanted to make it more relevant for today - and to give it a social relevancy that may be somewhat controversial.
Must-dos for planning ‘I Do’s‘
February 25, 2008
Wedding planning is good practice for marriage. Habits that you establish during the wedding planning process are a good predictor for habits you will develop during marriage.
Nation’s governors share concerns over tight budgets
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A6
Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire should be celebrating her state’s robust economy and record exports. Yet sagging tax collections are lowering an estimated budget surplus by $400 million. In this slow economy, states are struggling. People are spending less, and state governments are taking in fewer dollars.
Aesthetic specialist joins Lawrence Plastic Surgery
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
Patty Rymer has joined Lawrence Plastic Surgery, 1112 W. Sixth St., Suite 210, as permanent makeup technician and aesthetic specialist.
Sidewalk issue
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Enough. It’s bad enough that I have an “amenity” I neither want nor asked for, one that was likely forced on the developer who built my house by the city, one that I have to maintain and repair at my own expense (has a city commissioner replaced any sidewalk lately?), one that costs me higher taxes because my property is valued higher because it has a sidewalk, one that the city would not give me a permit to remove, one that attracts people who walk their pets and I have to clean up after (an ordinance that the city does not aggressively enforce).
Children’s organization seeks fundraising help
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A4
Sand Castles Inc., an organization that assists children who experience life-altering illnesses, needs assistance with fundraising and promotion. Meetings are at 7 p.m. every third Thursday at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church.
Lawrence companies nominated for award
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
Bird Physical Therapy and MartinLogan Inc. are among nominees for a Northeast Kansas Business Ethics Award, sponsored by the Northeast Kansas Society of Financial Service Professionals in recognition of companies that embody and demonstrate high standards of ethical behavior in their everyday operations, philosophies, and in response to crises and challenges.
Desperate act
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: The desperation of Sunflower Electric is becoming very apparent. Not only have they been airing completely misleading radio ads basically calling their coal plants “environmentally friendly,” but now they are dangling $2.5 million under K-State’s nose and are more than happy to rip it away from them if their coal plant expansion is not approved by June.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 25, 1908: “In the absence of a coroner, Justice of the Peace John Clark this morning summoned a coroner’s jury in the case of David Fantroy, who was murdered in his home here Saturday night.
Academy gives ‘No Country’ 4 Oscars
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Coen brothers completed their journey from the fringes to Hollywood’s mainstream on Sunday, their crime saga “No Country for Old Men” winning four Academy Awards, including best picture, in a ceremony that also featured a strong international flavor.
Old tomes offer tips for wives, husbands
February 25, 2008 in print edition on C1
Men, please refrain from slouching, stooping and fidgeting. And please: “Don’t keep all your best jokes for your men friends.” And ladies, “Don’t expect life to be all sunshine,” “Don’t omit the kiss of greeting” and please, “Don’t argue with a stubborn husband.”
Get in the first question
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
Q: I have solid years of experience in accounting and after a recent move have begun interviewing. I have found myself confronted with odd questions, such as, “If you were a vegetable what would you be and why?”
Expensive campaign promises will face deficit reality check
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
Barack Obama promises $4,000 credits to help pay college tuition. Hillary Rodham Clinton backs $25 billion for home heating subsidies. And John McCain wants to not only extend President Bush’s tax cuts, but eliminate the alternative minimum tax at a cost of about $2 trillion over 10 years.
On the money: Applying to a ‘best’ company
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
An economic downturn is no deterrent for the top companies when it comes to scouting for fresh talent. If you have your sights set on working for one of them, it pays to be persistent and prepared.
KU awaits word on ballyhooed transfer
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s basketball program, which already has signed the country’s No. 1-ranked junior-college player in the Class of 2008, today has its sights set on landing No. 3-ranked Tyrone Appleton. Appleton, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound lockdown defender from Midland (Texas) College, will announce for either KU, Kentucky, Iowa State or Texas at a late-afternoon news conference.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A9
Careless handling of a cigarette was the official cause of a $35,000 fire that had hit an apartment house in the 1100 block of Vermont, fire department officials said.
Faulty equipment cited in flight death
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
An American Airlines passenger died after a flight attendant told her he couldn’t give her any oxygen and then tried to help her with faulty equipment, including an empty oxygen tank, a relative said.
Pittsburg theater added to National Register of Historic Places
Group hopes to reopen 1920s building
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B10
A nearly 88-year-old movie theater in this southeast Kansas town has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Raul Castro succeeds brother Fidel as president of Cuba
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
Cuba’s revolutionary old guard consolidated its hold on power Sunday when the National Assembly bypassed a new, younger generation of politicians and named Fidel Castro’s brother, Raul, president and a hard-line communist first vice president.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University wide receiver Marcus Henry completed his on-field workout Sunday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Horoscopes
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B8
Your feelings often serve as a guide this year. When you’re baffled, your intuition points you in the right direction. Be careful when dealing with a family member who might be a bit more vocal than in the past. If you are single, you might be attracted to someone quite different who travels. If you are attached, you’ll discover that your relationship benefits from a new openness.
Commentary: Wie may have reached peak already
Teenage golf phenom faces challenges of playing back into LPGA ranks
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
You can’t help but be captivated by Michelle Wie. It has to do with her shooting a 68 as a 14-year-old playing in a PGA Tour event. It has to do with her finishing second to Annika Sorenstam at an LPGA major as a 15-year-old. It has to do with her tall form, long drives and porcelain profile.
Wreck sends 2 to hospital
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A5
A two-car collision in east Lawrence severely injured two people, fracturing one Lawrence High School graduate’s neck. Officials had few details on the wreck, which occurred at the intersection of 23rd Street and Anderson Road. A red Alfa Romeo Spider and a maroon Chevrolet Monte Carlo collided in the eastbound lane of 23rd Street, sending the cars spinning into the opposite lane.
Kansas claims softball blowout
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s softball team scored nine runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-2 victory against Cal State Northridge in the final game of the Houston Invitational on Sunday.
NBA Roundup
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B6
Scores from around the league.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A5
A bill thrown into the hopper would require the Kansas Department of Administration to determine whether any state agencies, or parts of state agencies, could be relocated to rural “economically disadvantaged” areas. If the department determines an office could not be relocated, it would have to publish its reasons.
New re-entry director aims to reduce recidivism
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A3
If all goes as planned, more than a dozen inmates in Douglas County Jail will have an easier time adjusting to life on the outside when it comes time for their release. Eighteen inmates are going through the last phase of eligibility assessments under a new transitional services and re-entry program launched last month. It’s headed by Shannon Murphy, who is the re-entry director in her one-person department.
Kansas tennis rolls over EKU, 6-1
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s tennis team lost the doubles point, but came back to sweep the singles in a 6-1 victory against Eastern Kentucky on Sunday.
It’s cats vs. birds in N.J. seaside town
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A10
Suspected by the feds of a few killings, Cape May’s feral felines were all set to start new lives far from where endangered shorebirds nest. Then howls from the cats’ backers persuaded the Cape May City Council to back down on the relocation plan and risk losing millions of dollars in federal sand replenishment.
Crash survivor making strides
Recovering from accident that crushed her foot, senior hopes to join track team
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A3
It has been a long year for Basehor-Linwood High School senior Katelynn Witt. A three-car accident at 158th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40 in Basehor on Feb. 14, 2007, wedged Witt’s left foot between the seat pillar and crumpled door of the Dodge Durango she was riding in, damaging her foot so badly that doctors talked about amputation.
TherapyWorks seminar to cover healthy hearts
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
TherapyWorks will conduct a free seminar, “How To Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle,” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at TherapyWorks, 1112 W. Sixth St., Suite 120.
Kansas women come close, but suffer another road loss
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team had a chance to pick up its first Big 12 Conference road victory of the season on Sunday, but Missouri used a four-point swing in the final two minutes to down the Jayhawks, 62-59, at Mizzou Arena.
Court keeps Sampson’s name
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
Montana Tech has no plans to change the name of its new basketball court, despite recent allegations against its namesake, former Indiana men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson, athletic director Joe McClafferty said.
Police seek information on shooting of girl, 5
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 5-year-old girl is in critical condition following a possible gunshot wound to the head. Emergency response crews from Leavenworth County and Sherman Township were dispatched to a home on the 12400 block of 170th Street, east of Linwood, at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, responding to a 911 call.
Vintage play has new life
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B8
February sweeps and Black History month enter their final week with a project befitting both. “A Raisin in the Sun” (7 p.m., ABC), a 1959 stage play revived on Broadway to much acclaim in 2004, makes its debut as a TV movie.
Hansbrough carries Tar Heels
Surging Stanford cruises over Cal; Xavier clinches share of A-10
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B4
Tyler Hansbrough had 29 points to help keep third-ranked North Carolina atop the Atlantic Coast Conference with an 89-73 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday night.
Community Mercantile offers ambiance in new setting
February 25, 2008 in print edition on C1
When I arrived in Lawrence in 1997, I enjoyed visiting the Community Mercantile Co-op (popularly known as The Merc) on the corner of Ninth and Mississippi streets. Folks shared tables and engaged in friendly conversation over hot tea and coffee served in ceramic mugs in the small, low-key eating area.
Weekend home show draws steady crowd
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A3
From furnaces to light fixtures, from carpets to cabinets, it was all on display at the Lawrence Home Show, which took place Friday through Sunday at First Serve Tennis Center, 5200 Clinton Parkway. Members of the Lawrence Homebuilders Association displayed their wares and conducted home improvement seminars, giving consumers insight to growing trends and providing ideas about how to upgrade their homes.
A cure for KU’s ails
Three steps to the Final Four
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B1
Watching Kansas University lose to Oklahoma State in Stillwater, then driving back to Lawrence to watch a DVR replay of Tennessee defeating Memphis, remaining bullish on KU’s chances of reaching the Final Four became more difficult than at any time since witnessing the missed layups against UCLA in San Jose. Still, it’s far too early to make plans that don’t involve a trip to San Antonio for the first weekend of April, just in case.
New York Philharmonic to give rare concert
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
The largest contingent of Americans to visit North Korea since the Korean War heads today into the heart of the country, often considered the most closed society in the world, as the New York Philharmonic brings its delegation of musicians, technicians and others for a highly unusual concert hosted by secretive leader Kim Jong Il.
Program helps students find a path in workplace
Managers tout unique hands-on experience
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A1
The folks at Sauer-Danfoss make transmissions - big ones - for off-road construction equipment and oversized mowers. Beginning late this spring, an innovative new program will mix vocational scholarship with hands-on work, all designed to give prospective full-time employees the best chance to succeed at Sauer-Danfoss, Berry Plastics or any other manufacturing operation. The real work and real learning also will give participants a real chance to land what many people really want: a solid job.
Virgin Atlantic flies jumbo jet partially powered by biofuel
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
Virgin Atlantic carried out the world’s first flight of a commercial aircraft powered with biofuel on Sunday in an effort to show it can produce less carbon dioxide than normal jet fuels.
High-tech war games put premium on readiness
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A1
Army Maj. Jake Peterson pondered his next steps after his armored battalion led the capture of a communications center and road network. That victory came at a price. The battalion, one of two under Peterson’s command, took a beating. “They threw everything they had at it,” Peterson said of the enemy troops trying to protect what maps on his computer screen labeled Objective Bravo. “That unit was rendered combat ineffective.”
Stranded whale undergoing rehab
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
A pygmy sperm whale found stranded off the Florida Keys was in critical condition at a rehabilitation center on Sunday.
Woods dominates Dove Mountain
Tiger hammers Cink, 8 and 7, in Match Play finals
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tiger Woods still rules the world of golf, perhaps now more than ever. With a record-breaking victory Sunday in the Accenture Match Play Championship, Woods won his fifth straight tournament and captured his 15th World Golf Championship, holding all three world titles for the first time.
Consumer advocate Nader announces third-party campaign for president
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A1
Ralph Nader on Sunday announced a fresh bid for the White House, criticizing the top contenders as too close to big business and dismissing the possibility that his third-party candidacy could tip the election to Republicans.
Bomber kills pilgrims headed to Shiite festival
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A2
Underlining the continued threat of sectarian violence in Iraq, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 40 as they headed for the city of Karbala for the holiest Shiite festival of the year.
On the record
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following fire calls:
McCain can start pondering VP choices
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A9
“Do you think he’d do it?” That was the first question Ronald Reagan asked when, 24 days before the 1976 Republican convention, his campaign manager suggested that Reagan immediately name Pennsylvania’s Sen. Richard Schweiker as his running mate.
City Commission agenda: Rezoning would quash dense complex
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will consider rezoning property near Seventh and Wisconsin streets to a designation that will make it less likely to develop with a dense apartment complex.
Hats make commanding return on runways
February 25, 2008 in print edition on C1
If the designer collections shown recently at Fashion Week are any indication, hats are on the way back - at least for fall. Hats floated down runways in all shapes and sizes - big, small, feathered, floppy.
Administrators to report on anti-bullying program
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A5
Four Lawrence elementary schools have made strides under a bullying-prevention program, and administrators are working on expanding it to other schools. Woodlawn, Prairie Park, Langston Hughes and Sunflower schools have been working under a method known as the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
Satellite strike alters weapons debate
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
In last week’s space spectacular, a U.S. missile did more than turn a dead satellite into bits of space scrap. It also blew another hole in hopes that the world’s nations could forge a treaty making outer space a weapons-free realm, analysts say.
McDonald’s gives fast food a Zen boost
California restaurant employs feng shui to promote happiness, fortune
February 25, 2008 in print edition on C8
The only familiar signs at the McDonald’s in this large Asian community are the golden arches, the drive-through and the menu.
TV hosts hope stunts bring ratings jumps
February 25, 2008 in print edition on C8
Ann Curry bungee-jumps off a bridge in England on live television, screaming in exhilaration and fear. Chris Cuomo kisses the pavement after leaping off a casino roof while tethered to safety cables. And Meredith Vieira really did go jump in a lake. In Vermont. In February.
In the online playground, Barbie’s doing the chasing
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
Barbie’s got problems. And the lead paint on her cat is the least of her worries. Last year, the iconic doll - and some of her pets - were swept up in Mattel’s recall of millions of Chinese-made toys. Hundreds of thousands of Barbie accessories were pulled from shelves for having lead paint or dangerous magnets.
Law seen as step to cut students’ debt burdens
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
As students confront rising tuition, a new federal law aims to help those who are borrowing more than ever to pay for college. Student aid advocates and higher education experts say the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, signed by President Bush in September, marks a significant but imperfect step toward alleviating college debt.
Slippery issue
Some creative thinking may be in order to help keep city sidewalks clear of ice and snow.
February 25, 2008 in print edition on A9
Trying to ensure the safety of city sidewalks during winter weather without placing an unfair burden on property owners is a difficult balancing act for city officials. As has been illustrated this winter, the city’s current snow removal ordinance falls short of that goal.